Events at the Library

Monday, November 29th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 29th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 29th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Tech Lab Mon., Nov. 29th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    Study Room 3 Mon., Nov. 29th 3:30pm - 5:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Animal Book Club

    Story Time Room Mon., Nov. 29th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Join fellow animal lovers for this read aloud book club all about furry friends! We will read books about different kinds of pets and have animal guests from the ARL TheraPets program visiting the club every other week to help us extend our learning! Snacks, crafts, and more will be provided each week. Participants will each receive a copy of the books we read following our meetings (3 books total). *Grades K-2 *Registration Required

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 4 Mon., Nov. 29th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    Study Room 1 Mon., Nov. 29th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Bent Tree Meadows Annual Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Nov. 29th 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    Study Room 2 Mon., Nov. 29th 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Nov. 29th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. This month's book selection is "The Queen's Gambit" by Walter Tevis. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Nov. 29th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, November 30th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 30th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Come and play with your child. We will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary. A Terrific Tuesday event.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Nov. 30th 11:30am - 12:45pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Nov. 30th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Work together with fellow adventure seekers to decide what happens next during this interactive book club! Snacks and corresponding activities will be included in this bi-weekly club as well as a copy of the Choose Your Own Adventure Book we read at each meeting (4 total). *3rd-5th grade *Registration is required

    Category: Kids

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Nov. 30th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, December 1st

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 1st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 1st 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades 3-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 2 Wed., Dec. 1st 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    Study Room 3 Wed., Dec. 1st 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, December 2nd

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Dec. 2nd 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Girl Scout Troop 846 Meeting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 2nd 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Troop meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Dec. 2nd 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, December 3rd

Saturday, December 4th

Sunday, December 5th

  • Board In The Library

    Youth Services Area Sun., Dec. 5th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

    Category: Kids

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 5th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Girl Scout Troop 948 Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 5th 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Monday, December 6th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 6th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 6th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Animal Book Club

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 6th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Join fellow animal lovers for this read aloud book club all about furry friends! We will read books about different kinds of pets and have animal guests from the ARL TheraPets program visiting the club every other week to help us extend our learning! Snacks, crafts, and more will be provided each week. Participants will each receive a copy of the books we read following our meetings (3 books total). *Grades K-2 *Registration Required

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 1 Mon., Dec. 6th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Little Lotus Yoga

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Dec. 6th 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Dec. 6th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 7th

  • Scaly Creatures

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 7th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join a Polk County Conservation Naturalist and learn about Iowa's reptiles. We'll discuss the fears and myths that surround these scaly creatures people love to hate. This program will feature live reptiles.

    Category: Kids

  • Hyperion Pointe Home Owners Association

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 7th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Discuss the HOA rules and regulations as well as election of officers.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, December 8th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 8th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 8th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades 3-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 3 Wed., Dec. 8th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Girl Scout Troop 771 Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 8th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Sentry Management

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Dec. 8th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Homeowners Association Meeting for The Grove.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, December 9th

  • Iowa Rural Water Association

    Archive Room Thu., Dec. 9th 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Dec. 9th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Weekly Meeting For The Barony Of Coeur D'ennui

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 9th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Weekly meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Dec. 9th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "Rules for Visiting" by Jessica Francis Kane. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Dec. 9th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, December 10th

Saturday, December 11th

Sunday, December 12th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Dec. 12th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, December 13th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 13th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 13th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Animal Book Club

    Story Time Room Mon., Dec. 13th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Join fellow animal lovers for this read aloud book club all about furry friends! We will read books about different kinds of pets and have animal guests from the ARL TheraPets program visiting the club every other week to help us extend our learning! Snacks, crafts, and more will be provided each week. Participants will each receive a copy of the books we read following our meetings (3 books total). *Grades K-2 *Registration Required

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 1 Mon., Dec. 13th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Green Meadows North Annual Meeting

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Dec. 13th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Green Meadows North Annual Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Dec. 13th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 14th

  • Boxcar Drive-In

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 14th 10:30am - 11:00am

    Come join us to build a car out of a box with your child. Boxes and supplies to decorate your "car" will be provided. Then enjoy snow themed snacks and a short film. So drive on over to the library! For ages 2-5 years old, younger and older siblings welcome, with an adult.

    Category: Kids

  • Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 14th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Work together with fellow adventure seekers to decide what happens next during this interactive book club! Snacks and corresponding activities will be included in this bi-weekly club as well as a copy of the Choose Your Own Adventure Book we read at each meeting (4 total). *3rd-5th grade *Registration is required

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Dec. 14th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

    Category: Teens

  • Virtual Teen Board Game Club

    Online Tue., Dec. 14th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    We're bringing back board games...virtually! Kids in 6th grade and up can join us as we play board games together online. Registration required. This month we'll be playing Jackbox Games- Join us for a variety of fun party-style games in the Jackbox series! Can you figure out which of your friends is an alien and send them out the airlock in time? What do you think would be the best board game to be trapped in, Jumani-style? Is that a terrible drawing of a lobster thinking about the future, or a terrible drawing of a crab with big plans?" Participants will need two devices to participate - one for Zoom and one to access Jackbox.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, December 15th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 15th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 15th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades 3-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 3 Wed., Dec. 15th 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Thursday, December 16th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Dec. 16th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Dec. 16th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Dec. 16th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Dec. 16th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, December 17th

  • After-Hours Ugly Sweater Laser Tag Party

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Fri., Dec. 17th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Put on your ugliest sweater and join us for a laser tag competition in the library stacks! 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

Saturday, December 18th

  • Reservation

    Study Room 4 Sat., Dec. 18th 10:00am - 11:00am

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Dec. 18th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, December 19th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Dec. 19th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

    Category: Kids

  • Girl Scout Troop 350 Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Dec. 19th 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Monday, December 20th

  • Johnston Public Library Yearbook

    Archive Room Mon., Dec. 20th 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Donna (TS volunteer) needs to search through other JPL yearbooks.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Reservation

    Study Room 1 Mon., Dec. 20th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Dec. 20th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 21st

  • Block Party!

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 21st 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join us for an hour of fun playing with a variety of blocks and other building materials. Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. A Terrific Tuesday Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Archive Room Tue., Dec. 21st 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Dec. 21st 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about this month's book club book, The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, eat snacks, and unbox next month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain next month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! Registration required. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Dec. 21st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about this month's book club selection, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, eat snacks, and unbox next month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain next month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! Registration required. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, December 22nd

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Dec. 22nd 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades 3-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, December 23rd

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Dec. 23rd 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, December 24th

Saturday, December 25th

Monday, December 27th

  • Northglenn Homeowners Association

    Archive Room Mon., Dec. 27th 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Dec. 27th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. This month's book selection is "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Dec. 27th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, December 28th

  • Tape Town

    Story Time Room Tue., Dec. 28th 10:30am - 11:30am

    An interactive cityscape, connected with a network of masking tape roads, allows children to visit different parts of Tape Town with toy vehicles. A car wash and a grocery store will be just a few of the stops around town. Kids will strengthen motor skills, make connections and have lots of fun exploring Tape Town! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. Terrific Tuesday Program.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Dec. 28th 11:30am - 12:45pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Dec. 28th 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Dec. 28th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "Christmas Train" by David Baldacci. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, December 30th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Dec. 30th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Friday, December 31st

  • New Year's Eve Palooza

    Youth Services Area Fri., Dec. 31st 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Drop in anytime between 11:30am-12:30pm and join us for a fun New Year's Eve celebration. Follow a scavenger hunt throughout the library and earn prizes as you go. Create a party hat, earn 2022 glasses, and finish the day off with a fun photo at our photo booth! Open to kids of all ages and their grown up.

    Category: Kids

  • Library Closing Early For The Observance Of New Year's Eve

    Johnston Public Library Fri., Dec. 31st 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, January 1st

Sunday, January 2nd

  • Board In The Library

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jan. 2nd 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

    Category: Kids

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Jan. 2nd 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, January 3rd

  • Uni Student Teacher Orientation Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Jan. 3rd 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Student Teachers gather to learn about the expectation of student teaching during the spring 2022 semester.

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 3rd 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 3rd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Reservation

    Study Room 1 Mon., Jan. 3rd 4:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Jan. 3rd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 4th

  • Winter Friends Story Time

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 4th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Join us for a story all about animals in the winter time. Following the story, we will be making pine cone feeders to take home for the bunnies, squirrels, and birds in your own neighborhood!

    Category: Kids

Wednesday, January 5th

Thursday, January 6th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 6th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Girl Scout Troop 846 Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 6th 5:30pm - 7:15pm

    Girl Scout meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jan. 6th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, January 8th

Sunday, January 9th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jan. 9th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, January 10th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 10th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 10th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Jan. 10th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 11th

  • Meadow Park Hoa

    Archive Room Tue., Jan. 11th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Instrument Petting Zoo

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 11th 10:30am - 11:30am

    The Des Moines Symphony Academy is teaming up with the Johnston Public Library to offer a hands-on experience to introduce young children to stringed instruments. *This is a hands-on program. Due to the close proximity between participants and Des Moines Symphony staff, all participants are required to wear masks during this program.

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jan. 11th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Board Game Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jan. 11th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Our formerly virtual club is returning to in-person meetings! Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different tabletop games games each month. Grades 6-12. RSVPs appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, January 12th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 12th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • CJJP/JCS ReEntry Training

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Wed., Jan. 12th 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Training for state government staff

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 12th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 13th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 13th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Weekly Meeting For The Barony Of Coeur D'Ennui

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 13th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Weekly Meeting

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Jan. 13th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "The Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive" by Stephanie Land. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jan. 13th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, January 15th

  • Better Investing

    Archive Room Sat., Jan. 15th 9:00am - 11:00am

    Meeting

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Jan. 15th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, January 16th

Monday, January 17th

Tuesday, January 18th

  • Play-Doh Power!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 18th 10:30am - 11:30am

    A variety of Play-Doh, tools, and mats will all be available during this program as well as information for parents on the benefits of using Play-Doh during regular play time. Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome!

    Category: Kids

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Archive Room Tue., Jan. 18th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Jan. 18th 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about this month's book club book, The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, eat snacks, and unbox next month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain next month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! Registration required. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Jan. 18th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about this month's book club selection, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, eat snacks, and unbox next month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain next month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! Registration required. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, January 19th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 19th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 19th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 20th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 20th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Jan. 20th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Many Hands Make Light Work" by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Jan. 20th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Jcsf Board Meeting

    Archive Room Thu., Jan. 20th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Board meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jan. 20th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, January 23rd

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Jan. 23rd 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, January 24th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 24th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 24th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Northglenn Homeowners Association

    Archive Room Mon., Jan. 24th 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Jan. 24th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. This month we will be reading Many Hands Make Light Work by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Jan. 24th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, January 25th

  • Press Play!

    Story Time Room Tue., Jan. 25th 10:30am - 11:30am

    Come and play with your child. We will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

    Category: Kids

  • Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Jan. 25th 11:30am - 12:45pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Anime Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jan. 25th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Jan. 25th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Jan. 25th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "Snapper" by Brian Kimberling. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, January 26th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 26th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Arts & Snacks

    Story Time Room Wed., Jan. 26th 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, January 27th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Jan. 27th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Jan. 27th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, January 31st

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 31st 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Jan. 31st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Jan. 31st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, February 2nd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 2nd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 3rd

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Feb. 3rd 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Girl Scout Troop 846 Meetinf

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Feb. 3rd 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Girl Scout meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Feb. 3rd 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, February 6th

  • Board In The Library

    Youth Services Area Sun., Feb. 6th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

    Category: Kids

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Feb. 6th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, February 7th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 7th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 7th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Ashton Pointe Annual Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Mon., Feb. 7th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Annual Meeting

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Feb. 7th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 8th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 8th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Board Game Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 8th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Our formerly virtual club is returning to in-person meetings! Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different tabletop games games each month. Grades 6-12. RSVPs appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, February 9th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 9th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 10th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Feb. 10th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Feb. 10th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Feb. 10th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, February 13th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Feb. 13th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, February 14th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 14th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Feb. 14th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Feb. 14th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, February 15th

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Archive Room Tue., Feb. 15th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Feb. 15th 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about this month's book club book, The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, eat snacks, and unbox next month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain next month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! Registration required. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Feb. 15th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about this month's book club selection, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, eat snacks, and unbox next month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain next month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! Registration required. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

    Category: Teens

  • Village At Johnston Station Hoa

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 15th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Annual Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

Wednesday, February 16th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Feb. 16th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 17th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Feb. 17th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Feb. 17th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Rules for Visiting" by Jessica Francis Kane. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Feb. 17th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Feb. 17th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, February 19th

  • Better Investing

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sat., Feb. 19th 9:00am - 11:30am

    Meeting

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Feb. 19th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, February 20th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Feb. 20th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

    Category: Kids

Monday, February 21st

Tuesday, February 22nd

  • Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Feb. 22nd 11:30am - 12:45pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Anime Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 22nd 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Feb. 22nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Feb. 22nd 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, February 23rd

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Youth Services Area Wed., Feb. 23rd 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available Monday mornings, while supplies lasts. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, February 24th

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Youth Services Area Thu., Feb. 24th 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Feb. 24th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, February 27th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Feb. 27th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, February 28th

  • Northglenn Homeowners Association

    Archive Room Mon., Feb. 28th 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Feb. 28th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. This month we will be reading Many Hands Make Light Work by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Feb. 28th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, March 2nd

  • Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

    Youth Services Area Wed., Mar. 2nd 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available Monday mornings, while supplies lasts. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 3rd

  • Baby Busy Bags

    Youth Services Area Thu., Mar. 3rd 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Mar. 3rd 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, March 6th

  • Board In The Library

    Youth Services Area Sun., Mar. 6th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

    Category: Kids

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Mar. 6th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, March 7th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 7th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 7th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Mar. 7th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 8th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 8th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Board Game Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 8th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Our formerly virtual club is returning to in-person meetings! Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different tabletop games games each month. Grades 6-12. RSVPs appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, March 9th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 9th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 10th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 10th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Mar. 10th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Mar. 10th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, March 13th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Mar. 13th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, March 14th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 14th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 14th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Mar. 14th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, March 16th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 16th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 17th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 17th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Mar. 17th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive" by Stephanie Land. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Mar. 17th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Mar. 17th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, March 19th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Mar. 19th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, March 20th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Mar. 20th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

    Category: Kids

Monday, March 21st

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 21st 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 21st 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Mar. 21st 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 22nd

  • [CANCELLED] Anime Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 22nd 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • [CANCELLED] Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Mar. 22nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, March 23rd

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 23rd 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 24th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 24th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Mar. 24th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, March 27th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Mar. 27th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, March 28th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 28th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Mar. 28th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Northglenn Homeowners Association

    Archive Room Mon., Mar. 28th 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Mar. 28th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. This month we will be reading Many Hands Make Light Work by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Mar. 28th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, March 29th

  • Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Mar. 29th 11:30am - 12:45pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Archive Room Tue., Mar. 29th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Mar. 29th 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about this month's book club book, The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, eat snacks, and unbox next month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain next month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! Registration required. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Mar. 29th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about this month's book club selection, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, eat snacks, and unbox next month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain next month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! Registration required. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Mar. 29th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, March 30th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Mar. 30th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, March 31st

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Mar. 31st 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Mar. 31st 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 3rd

  • Board In The Library

    Youth Services Area Sun., Apr. 3rd 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

    Category: Kids

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., Apr. 3rd 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, April 4th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 4th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 4th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Apr. 4th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, April 6th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 6th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, April 7th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 7th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Apr. 7th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 10th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Apr. 10th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, April 11th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 11th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 11th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Apr. 11th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 12th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 12th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

    Category: Kids

  • Teen Board Game Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 12th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Our formerly virtual club is returning to in-person meetings! Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different tabletop games games each month. Grades 6-12. RSVPs appreciated.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, April 13th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 13th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, April 14th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 14th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Apr. 14th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Apr. 14th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, April 16th

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., Apr. 16th 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 17th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., Apr. 17th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

    Category: Kids

  • Library Closed For The Observance Of Easter

    Johnston Public Library Sun., Apr. 17th All Day

Monday, April 18th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 18th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 18th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Apr. 18th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 19th

  • Dungeons And Dragons

    Archive Room Tue., Apr. 19th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Apr. 19th 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about this month's book club book, The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, eat snacks, and unbox next month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain next month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! Registration required. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

    Category: Teens

  • Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th Grade

    Archive Room Tue., Apr. 19th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about this month's book club selection, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, eat snacks, and unbox next month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain next month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! Registration required. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

    Category: Teens

Wednesday, April 20th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 20th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, April 21st

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 21st 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., Apr. 21st 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., Apr. 21st 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Apr. 21st 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, April 24th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., Apr. 24th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, April 25th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 25th 9:30am - 10:00am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Mon., Apr. 25th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

  • Northglenn Homeowners Association

    Archive Room Mon., Apr. 25th 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Silent Book Club

    Online Mon., Apr. 25th All Day

    Flirting with the idea of a book club, but not interested in peopling or meeting? We get you. Silent Book Club is all of the book club with none of the meetings. This month we will be reading Many Hands Make Light Work by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy. Print copies of the Silent Book Club book of the month will be available at JPL beginning the 8th of the month, while supplies last. If you're feeling social, (as in, social media social), join the JPL Silent Book Club Facebook group and chat with fellow readers about characters, plot, how that one character really bothered you, or whatever else you need to get off your chest. Yep, it's that simple and that silent. Discussion begins online on the Last Monday of each month.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., Apr. 25th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, April 26th

  • Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

    Archive Room Tue., Apr. 26th 11:30am - 12:45pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Anime Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 26th 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

    Category: Teens

  • Harry Potter Fan Club

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., Apr. 26th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

    Category: Teens

  • Well Red Book Club

    Pagliai's Pizza Tue., Apr. 26th 6:45pm - 7:45pm

    Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

Wednesday, April 27th

  • Story Time Together

    Story Time Room Wed., Apr. 27th 10:00am - 10:30am

    Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

    Category: Kids

Thursday, April 28th

  • Bouncing Babies

    Story Time Room Thu., Apr. 28th 11:00am - 11:30am

    Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

    Category: Kids

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., Apr. 28th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, May 1st

  • Board In The Library

    Youth Services Area Sun., May. 1st 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

    Category: Kids

  • Sunday Card Crafting Club

    West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Sun., May. 1st 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

    Category: Adult & Family

Monday, May 2nd

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., May. 2nd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 5th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., May. 5th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, May 7th

  • Kites On The Green

    Commons, Johnston Public Library Sat., May. 7th 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Join us for the 9th annual Kites on the Green Festival featuring giant show kite displays, celebrity bol races, free kite building, live kids' music, sidewalk art, face painting, and delicious food!

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, May 8th

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., May. 8th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, May 9th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., May. 9th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Tuesday, May 10th

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large), West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Tue., May. 10th 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

    Category: Kids

Thursday, May 12th

  • Thursday Night Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., May. 12th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., May. 12th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, May 15th

  • Create A Craft

    Youth Services Area Sun., May. 15th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

    Category: Kids

Monday, May 16th

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., May. 16th 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 19th

  • Lunchtime Lit Book Club

    Archive Room, Online Thu., May. 19th 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Library Board Meeting

    East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large) Thu., May. 19th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Category: Adult & Family

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., May. 19th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Saturday, May 21st

  • Saturday Morning Knitting Group

    Story Time Room, Johnston Public Library Sat., May. 21st 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

    Category: Adult & Family

Sunday, May 22nd

  • Can You Find It?

    Youth Services Area Sun., May. 22nd 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

    Category: Kids

Monday, May 23rd

  • Northglenn Homeowners Association

    Archive Room Mon., May. 23rd 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Category: Non-Library / Community

  • Let's Talk English Conversation Program

    Southeast Corner, Online Mon., May. 23rd 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family

Thursday, May 26th

  • Adult Esl Class

    Southeast Corner, Online Thu., May. 26th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

    Category: Adult & Family